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Five Ten Karver Flat Pedal Shoe

“Helmets for Your Feet”

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The Good: this is my 3rd pair of 5 tens and these are by far my favorites so far! once you put them on you will feel the amount of protection that these shoes provide! the shoe lace covered by the Velcro cover allows for all the puddle riding/mud you could ever want! the only way water is getting in is via the top while riding through puddles/small steams.

The Bad: while tying the shoe the Velcro gets in the way a little. but how "bad" is this?

Overall Review: after i ware these shoes out i am buying the exact same pair! these are too good to shy away from. i also found there was zero break in time. once i put them on and went riding for the day they were just as comfortable at the end of the day as they were when i put them on.

FOX 40 FIT RC2 Fork

“fox racing shox FTW”

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The Good: unbelievable amounts adjust-ability! This the best feeling fork i have found yet weather you are hitting jumps or smashing over roots.

The Bad: to much adjust-ability to count? when dialing in my fork i would sometimes forget or lose count of how clicks i have turned.

Overall Review: RADest most bad ass fork on the market! with this fork on your bike everything seems smaller as you mow over roots, rocks and small animals! but on a serious note this fork has made racing easier once i dial in the setting for the course.

Maxxis Minion DHF Tire

“Minions All the Way”

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The Good: - cornering
- predictable
- the best hardpack / medium / and loose front tire on the market
- also works well on the back
- lightweight
- roll well
- awesome grip

The Bad: - ummm, what?

Overall Review: This tire cannot be beat. If you ever wonder why you see so many amateurs and pros running this tire, throw one on the front of your rig and see why. It's everything you want front a front tire (and for some, even on the back too!). Maxxis tires are a step ahead of the rest.

Commencal Supreme 6 Frame

“A sweet ride”

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The Good: It is a great handling 6" travel DH bike. The travel seems much more than 6 and it easily out-performs my Fox 36 rc2 vans. I've swapped up to some 66rlc's to see if they can do the frame justice.

The Bad: It's a bit heavy (heavier than 8lb I'm sure) depending on tires and shock it can run at about 39lb, but I got it down to 37 with an air shock and LUST tyres for the megavalanche.

Overall Review: I love it. I like to look around for bikes, but everything I see, when you compare the geometry etc. isn't a mini DH bike, it's a burly trail bike. Commencal committed to making play DH bike and they did it. If you go to the Alps once a year and are not a racer, this is a great, versatile bike to own.

Five Ten Karver Flat Pedal Shoe

“My new shoes are HOT!”

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The Good: Love the new Karver.. narrower heel cup than the men's shoe hugs my feet, cute but not too girly, plus fresh-sticky rubber always make a girl happy.

The Bad: The bad is that I don't own more pairs.

Overall Review: The best fr/dh shoes ever made.

Specialized Enduro Expert Bike

“DH Balls...XC Legs”

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The Good: Strong, Stiff, Light (Relativley), Perfect Geometry, ISCG Tabs, Pedals Extremely well for a bike with such DH capability.

Have yet to find anything it can't handle. Blindfolded, you will think you are on your DH bike.

The Bad: The Fox RP23 Shock leaves something to be desired when pushed. QR & 135mm rear axle spacing.

Overall Review: If you can only afford, or only want, one bike...make it an Enduro. The Enduro is the definition of the "Do It All" bike. I am currently riding a 2010 Enduro which I built from the frame up. It is my 3rd Enduro after riding a 2007 Enduro SL and a 2008 Enduro SL Pro Carbon, I decided to go back to the aluminum version as I continue to ride progressivley more difficult (ie. Rocky) trails in the north east. If I had to do it again, I might go with the carbon frame though.I currently have my bike set up with a Fox 36 Talas fork and it is the perfect fork for this bike. Dropping the travel for long extended climbs really makes Read More »

Shimano DX SH-MP66W Clipless Shoe

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“Great AM Shoe”

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The Good: Comfortable, Stiff, Waterproof, Great for Trail Riding.

The Bad: You will look like a lost storm trooper wearing them.

Overall Review: I have for years run clipless pedals on my AM/Trail bikes and flats on m DH bike. I have always worn Sidi "road" type shoes as I liked the stiffness of the soles. On long, epic rides I more often than not find myself riding DH trails on my Specialized Enduro however and definitley don't shy away from the rough stuff. This made any hike-a-bike or foot down moments a bear and often led to some comical situations with plastic soled clipless shoes. These make climibing/hiking a breeze and are great for the Agressive Trail/Enduro style of riding. I have been using them with my all-time favorite Time pedals and couldn't be happier. They are comfortable, durable, dry, and shed mud like a greased pig.

WTB Wolverine Tire

“this is my one and only tire”

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The Good: this tire is my favert tire ever. This tire excels in every condition wet to dry, grecy to concret this tire kills. i run it on my DJ bike my trail bike and even one the back of my DH bike. The tire is vary fast rooling and hooks up like a champ. but you can still let it slide around corners. I love this tire i run it one 5 out of my 6 wheels and on the front of the DH bike its all about the bronson 2.3 AM TCS.

The Bad: you can set them up tubeless with a hand pump, o whate my bad thats grate.

Overall Review: if you want to go fast get on some WTB wolverine 2.3 AM TCS tires